Over the last few days, we have brought you many spring game visit updates from some talented recruits; today is no different. I had the opportunity to catch up with 2013 Buckeye preferred walk-on commit Reid Worstell. The Canton Glen Oak quarterback, who picked OSU over Akron and walk-on opportunities at Penn State and Michigan, really liked watching his future teammates in action "It was great to be around the team during a game like atmosphere," Worstell stated. You can see what Reid brings to the table in these highlights.
After his weekend visit to the Spring Game 2014 Gary, Indiana baller Lonnie Johnson told multiple media outlets that the Buckeyes are his top team. The 6-3 190 pounder could play either wide receiver or defensive back at the college level has Ohio State leading over programs such as Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky and Purdue to name a few. Last season the talented Johnson put up 31 catches for 777 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense while also having 29 tackles and 6 interceptions on defense. Even though Ohio State might lead for his services, many scouts feel that Johnson has some work to do in the classroom before Urban Meyer and staff take his commitment.
A new recruit on the Ohio State radar is 2014 New York running back Qadree Ollison. The 6-1 225 power back has watched his recruitment slowly but surely take off after rushing for well over 1500 yards and 22 touchdowns for his Canisius High team based out of Buffalo. His play didn't go unnoticed: it led to offers from the likes of Buffalo, Iowa and Rutgers. The three star back broke down where his newly started OSU recruitment stands to me Monday afternoon:
I haven't spoken to any of the coaches directly. I know my dad has spoken with coach Warinner and coach Drayton but I do plan on going to a camp at OSU.
Long Beach, California athlete John "JuJu" Smith announced his top five Monday afternoon. Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA round out the list for the talented Smith. The 6-1 200 pounder who could end up playing on either side of the ball at the next level plans to visit all five and make his announcement sometime close to signing day. Speaking of visits, Cleveland Glenville safety Erick Smith, who visited last weekend, plans to return this summer. The 6-1 185 pound Tarblooder would also like to visit Alabama, Michigan, Tennessee and USC sometime in the near future.
The Buckeyes missed out a pair of targets today that many scouts believed could of ended up in the scarlet and gray. Fresh off a visit to Norman, La Mirada, California wide receiver Dallis Todd committed to Oklahoma just a few days before he was set to visit the Ohio State campus.
Talked to my family , prayed over it , &' Sooner nation it is ! Committed to the University of Oklahoma ⭕🙌🐎🏈— Daaallis2⃣ (@SwaveyDallis) April 15, 2013
Offensive lineman Sam Mustipher of Olney, Maryland picked Notre Dame over the Buckeyes, Alabama, Clemson and a long list of others. The 6-4 290 four star talent visited Ohio State recently but it wasen't enough to keep him from joining the Fighting Irish.
I've decided that I will be attending Notre Dame and will do my best to add all that I can to the Irish academically and athletically! ❤🍀— Sam Mustipher II (@IAmFiveTwo) April 15, 2013
After missing out on Todd & Mustipher, it sounds like the Buckeyes could be close to missing on another prized prospect. According to a source of Mike Farrell from Rivals.com, five star defensive back Jabrill Peppers out of New Jersey might now be a Michigan lean and that the Bucks and LSU are dropping on the list for the 6-1 210 pound ball hawk:
Heard from great source that 5 star DB Jabrill Peppers is now heavy lean to #Michigan and that #OhioState and #LSU have dropped on list.— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) April 15, 2013
In Ohio State basketball recruiting news, 2013 Buckeye commit Kam Williams will play in the inaugural West Coast All-Star Classic in Kent, Washington on May 11th. PrepHoopsTV made this quality highlight mix of 2016 guard VJ King from the King James Cincinnati Icebreaker. The talented 6-6 190 pound Akron St. Vincent St. Mary freshman guard already has offers from the Buckeyes, Illinois, Michigan and Michigan State to name a few.